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Quiz about Shop till You Drop

Shop 'till You Drop Trivia Quiz


This year, I planned an international New Year's party. I am going shopping in Europe, and I need to buy my guests something from every country and city I visit.

A multiple-choice quiz by Babilonia. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
Babilonia
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
362,531
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
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Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
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1. After more than 12 hours on the plane, I have arrived in Schiphol Airport. Somehow, I am not tired, so I let the shuttle take me to the capital city. I go right away to the shops along the Damrak and I buy some Delft pottery, Gouda cheese, and four pairs of clogs. I then go visit the Rijksmuseum. Where am I? Hint

Tallinn
Amsterdam
Oslo
Copenhagen

2. After a few days of shopping, I get on the plane again. Now I find myself in the capital of a quaint little country, kind of medieval, where I purchase different necklaces and pendants made of a fossilized tree resin called amber. I am told that the best amber is originally from this area in the Baltic Republic. I ride for a few hours to visit the Trakai Island Castle, which seems to float in the middle of a lake. I learn that the language of the country is related to Sanskrit. In what capital city am I? Hint

Helsinki
Vilnius
Bern
Salzburg

3. I spend a few days shopping and sightseeing. Then I meet Mr. Franšois Hollande, who invites me to go in his helicopter to his capital, where I am dropped in the middle of Place Vend˘me. I visit all those designer shops to buy some evening gowns for my party, and they are very expensive! Where am I? Hint

Madrid
Vienna
London
Paris

4. People tell me I should be tired from all this shopping, but I must continue my quest. This time, I take a train and arrive in a city where the Market Square has the Brewery Museum. I buy all kinds of handmade lace. Ah, and forget the diet, as I must eat the chocolates on my way to the Atomium. Do you know where I am? Hint

Zurich
Brussels
Bern
Lisbon

5. Now I really have to change the pace. I want to shop, but I need peace and quiet, so I must travel to a different kind of place where lakes and mountains will help me relax. This is a place where everything is so clean. I go by train and arrive in a city where people speak French, but a few kilometers away and in the same country, they speak German and even Italian. To my surprise, I find the headquarters of the United Nations there. And the watches are beauuuutiful! Where am I? Hint

Zurich
Bern
Interlaken
Geneva

6. My next stop is only a short flight from where I was. I want to buy a nice pair of shoes and a couple of leather purses in the Old Bridge, as well as a real cameo pendant. I've heard that David is waiting for me in the Academy, and I want to have some limoncello ice cream next to Il Duomo. Do you know where I am? Hint

Rome
Florence
Venice
Naples

7. Now, for a change of pace, I want something different in my diet. I would like some caviar for lunch and dinner. I want to buy hand-painted lacquer boxes and a Lomonosov tea pot, but most of all, I want to visit the Hermitage and the place where Nicholas and Alexandra stayed with their children. What is the name of this city? Hint

Moscow
Saint Petersburg
Oslo
Helsinki

8. I am running out of money, but I need to finish my shopping. I've heard that in the Grand Bazaar I can find hand-embroidered table covers, silk rugs and beautiful handmade jewelry in gold and silver. But, most of all, I want to visit Topkapi and visit Hagia Sophia. Where am I? Hint

Athens
Istanbul
Damascus
Cairo

9. I am getting tired, but I promised my daughter I would bring her a painting of La Giralda and many pictures of the Alcazar. I would like to visit the Torre del Oro and walk around the Santa Cruz neighborhood. After I take care of what my daughter wants, I sit across from Christopher's resting place and have some tapas and sangria. Where am I? Hint

Barcelona
Madrid
Seville
Granada

10. I am getting tired and ready to drop, but I must finally buy a garnet necklace, a Bohemian glass wine set and a painting of the Charles Bridge. I want to visit Kafka's house, the Mala Strana and a famous Catholic church in that area. I also want to take a carriage ride in the Jewish section of the city, and take a picture of a famous clock located nearby. What's the name of my last stop? Hint

Budapest
Bonn
Warsaw
Prague


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. After more than 12 hours on the plane, I have arrived in Schiphol Airport. Somehow, I am not tired, so I let the shuttle take me to the capital city. I go right away to the shops along the Damrak and I buy some Delft pottery, Gouda cheese, and four pairs of clogs. I then go visit the Rijksmuseum. Where am I?

Answer: Amsterdam

The Damrak is one of the most popular tourist streets in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It goes from the main train station to the center of the city. The Netherlands is famous for being the place for Gouda and Edam cheese. Clogs (called klompen in Dutch) are the type of wooden shoes used in the fields where most of the land is always wet.

The Rijksmuseum houses many paintings by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Vermeer, van Dyck and many other artists. One of the most popular paintings is "The Night Watch" by Rembrandt. Finally, Delft pottery is blue and white, and it comes from Delft, a small, beautiful city of canals and narrow streets.
2. After a few days of shopping, I get on the plane again. Now I find myself in the capital of a quaint little country, kind of medieval, where I purchase different necklaces and pendants made of a fossilized tree resin called amber. I am told that the best amber is originally from this area in the Baltic Republic. I ride for a few hours to visit the Trakai Island Castle, which seems to float in the middle of a lake. I learn that the language of the country is related to Sanskrit. In what capital city am I?

Answer: Vilnius

Vilnius is in Lithuania. Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are the three Baltic Republics. I found them very different from each other, even if they are small countries next to each other. Each one has its own language. Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania; Riga is the capital of Latvia; and Tallinn is the capital of Estonia.

Trakai is a medieval castle located by a lake. You have to cross a bridge to reach it.
3. I spend a few days shopping and sightseeing. Then I meet Mr. Franšois Hollande, who invites me to go in his helicopter to his capital, where I am dropped in the middle of Place Vend˘me. I visit all those designer shops to buy some evening gowns for my party, and they are very expensive! Where am I?

Answer: Paris

VendŰme Square goes back to the times of Louis XIV who liked the area because of its proximity to the Louvre Palace. Today, the finest couturiers have their shops in the area, and you can also find the best hotels in Paris, France. Among them, the Ritz is the most famous one because it belongs to Mohamed Al Fayed, whose son died with Princess Diana. One of the most notorious inhabitants of the square in the 1800s was Chopin, who lived in No 12.
4. People tell me I should be tired from all this shopping, but I must continue my quest. This time, I take a train and arrive in a city where the Market Square has the Brewery Museum. I buy all kinds of handmade lace. Ah, and forget the diet, as I must eat the chocolates on my way to the Atomium. Do you know where I am?

Answer: Brussels

Brussels has often been considered the center of Europe. Although a very small country, there is very much to see in Belgium. It was in Belgium that the Battle of Waterloo took place. The leaders of the First Crusade came from Belgium, including Peter the Hermit, who is buried there, and Godfrey of Bouillon, whose beautiful castle can be visited today.

This country is the place where the Battle of the Bulge took place. There are over 800 types of beer made in Belgium, and the chocolates are the most famous in the world (and, I say, the best).

The Atomium was built for the Brussels World Fair of 1958.
5. Now I really have to change the pace. I want to shop, but I need peace and quiet, so I must travel to a different kind of place where lakes and mountains will help me relax. This is a place where everything is so clean. I go by train and arrive in a city where people speak French, but a few kilometers away and in the same country, they speak German and even Italian. To my surprise, I find the headquarters of the United Nations there. And the watches are beauuuutiful! Where am I?

Answer: Geneva

Geneva, built around a lake, is a beautiful city in Switzerland. One of the European offices of the United Nations is located there, and you can admire the Palace of Nations with the flags of all the countries represented alongside the entrance road. The beautiful fountain called the Jet d'Eau is located where the Rhone River meets Lake Geneva, and its powerful jet goes as high as 140 meters in the air and can be seen from a great distance. And, of course, everybody knows Switzerland is the place for watches!
6. My next stop is only a short flight from where I was. I want to buy a nice pair of shoes and a couple of leather purses in the Old Bridge, as well as a real cameo pendant. I've heard that David is waiting for me in the Academy, and I want to have some limoncello ice cream next to Il Duomo. Do you know where I am?

Answer: Florence

Florence, Italy was the center of the Renaissance, where painters, sculptors and architects could express themselves with the rebirth of the ancient arts. The Academy Museum houses the magnificent Statue of David by Michelangelo, as well as many other treasures.

The Old Bridge, or Ponte Vechio, is a bridge built in the 1500 where Cossimo de Medici could watch what was going on in Florence without being seen. Today it is layered with beautiful shops. The bridge goes from the Uffizi, or the offices of the magistrates in Cosimo's times, to the Pitti Palace, home of the Medicis.

The Uffizi today is an incredible museum of art. Il Duomo is called that by the Italians, and it refers to the church Santa Maria del Fiore. Of course, in Italy you can find real cameos carved out of stones like agate, jade, carnelian, etc.--and the shoes are great!
7. Now, for a change of pace, I want something different in my diet. I would like some caviar for lunch and dinner. I want to buy hand-painted lacquer boxes and a Lomonosov tea pot, but most of all, I want to visit the Hermitage and the place where Nicholas and Alexandra stayed with their children. What is the name of this city?

Answer: Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg is the center of culture in Russia. It's where The Hermitage is located. It is one of the largest museums in the world. Not only are the art masterpieces extraordinary, but the building itself is amazing. The Fortress of Peter and Paul houses the remains of the last members of the Romanov dynasty, as well as those of the servants who died with them. You can also find the coffins of many other tsars there. The symbol of Saint Petersburg is the Church of the Resurrection, made entirely of miniature mosaics, inside and outside. The Yusupov Palace, where Rasputin was killed, is by the Neva River. The monk did not really die at the Palace. He survived the poison in his drink and the shots fired at him when he was running away. But then he was thrown into the Neva River and he finally died.

Of course, caviar is excellent in this part of the world and not even relatively expensive.
8. I am running out of money, but I need to finish my shopping. I've heard that in the Grand Bazaar I can find hand-embroidered table covers, silk rugs and beautiful handmade jewelry in gold and silver. But, most of all, I want to visit Topkapi and visit Hagia Sophia. Where am I?

Answer: Istanbul

Istanbul is located in Turkey. The Hagia Sophia or Sancta Sophia was an Orthodox Christian Basilica; later it became a mosque and finally a museum. Topkapi Palace is the palace of the Ottoman Sultans. It even has a building where the sultans kept their harems.

The Grand Bazaar is "The Place" for shoppers, visited by close to 400,000 people every day. It's a place where you can buy linens, rugs, mosaics, ceramics, jewelry, spices and everything else your heart desires.
9. I am getting tired, but I promised my daughter I would bring her a painting of La Giralda and many pictures of the Alcazar. I would like to visit the Torre del Oro and walk around the Santa Cruz neighborhood. After I take care of what my daughter wants, I sit across from Christopher's resting place and have some tapas and sangria. Where am I?

Answer: Seville

Seville, Spain is the city where Christopher Columbus is buried. His remains are in the Cathedral, the largest Gothic church in the world. The Giralda used to be the remaining minaret of the mosque that existed there before the building of the cathedral. The Alcazar was originally a fort and later a fortified castle which became a royal residence for the Spanish royal families after the Moors were expelled from Spain. The Alcazar is the oldest inhabited palace in Europe, where the King and family stay when they visit Seville. The Torre del Oro used to keep the treasures brought from America; today, it houses all documents related to the Spanish colonies.

And, of course, who does not like tapas and sangria after a hard day?
10. I am getting tired and ready to drop, but I must finally buy a garnet necklace, a Bohemian glass wine set and a painting of the Charles Bridge. I want to visit Kafka's house, the Mala Strana and a famous Catholic church in that area. I also want to take a carriage ride in the Jewish section of the city, and take a picture of a famous clock located nearby. What's the name of my last stop?

Answer: Prague

Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic. It has been called the "Paris of Eastern Europe" because of its bridges and its culture. There is a medieval castle in the highest area of the city, and the Mala Strana (translated "small city") is located at the foot of the castle. The Church of the Child of Prague is a center of pilgrimage for Catholics. The clock downtown is a medieval astronomical clock with the twelve apostles appearing every hour. The Charles Bridge, which crosses the Vltava River, was built by Charles IV. It connects the castle with the older part of the city. It is decorated with 30 statues.

Garnets are found in the Czech Republic and are known for their color. Bohemian glass is beautiful, and fairly inexpensive compared to Murano glass.
Source: Author Babilonia

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